About Us

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. We enforce laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and contracting within Seattle city limits. We also lead the Race and Social Justice Initiative, a citywide effort to end institutional racism in City government and to achieve racial equity across our community.

Our Vision

A city of liberated people where communities historically impacted by racism, oppression, and colonization hold power and thrive.

Our Mission

To end structural racism and discrimination through accountable community relationships and anti-racist organizing, policy development and civil rights enforcement.

Our Values

  • Authenticity in working towards racial equity and practicing and applying principles of anti-racism
  • Community led solutions and accountable community relationships
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Thoughtful planning